800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92802
Telephone: (714) 765-8888

Arena (opened 1967)
Seats 7,400 for basketball or ice hockey

About Anaheim Arena

A part of the massive Anaheim Convention Center, the Anaheim Arena has been the site of many memorable events, including the 1984 Olympic Games. It opened in July 1967 and soon became home to the Anaheim Amigos of the old American Basketball Association and has hosted a full slate of big-time sports and entertainment events including the Harlem Globetrotters, the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as the May 3, 1992 NBA Western Conference playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz that attracted a sell-out crowd of 7,500.

In 1984, the wrestling competitions of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad were held at the Arena, drawing 105,380 spectators over the 10 days of competition to watch 286 wrestlers from 40 countries in action. The Arena was the proposed secondary venue for basketball in the Los Angeles bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Quick Facts

  • The basics:
    Anaheim Arena seats 5,300 on two levels of permanent, theater-style seats with up to 3,400 additional seats available on the floor level. Maximum capacity for basketball and most ice events is 7,400, with 8,000 seats available for boxing and up to 8,700 seats for concerts.

    Location and parking:
    The Arena is part of the enormous Anaheim Convention Center complex on Katella Avenue, across the street from Disneyland in northern Orange County. It's one mile west of the Katella off-ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway.

    Greg Smith is the Executive Director of the Anaheim Convention Center complex which includes the Arena. Inquiries for bookings should be made to Rose Chavira, Senior Booking Coordinator, at (714) 765-8924 or at

    Technical information:
    The Arena offers approximately 28,140 square feet on the floor area in a 140-by-200-foot space, with ceiling heights that vary from 45 to 89 feet. Load-in is accommodated via floor-level truck alleys.

    Two locker rooms are available for the Arena with three additional, smaller rooms for game officials or individual performers.

    Spectator amenities include a full-service box office with 14 windows, three permanent concession and many portable concession stands, two in- Arena meeting rooms of 2,100 and 3,100 square feet for hospitality use, broadcast-quality lighting providing more than 100 footcandles illumination and scoreboards at each end of the facility.